Example sentence: but the ecstasy in which he lay drifting seemed that of a man no longer of this world

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Here is a definition of "this world" that seems to apply:
Merriam-Webster "this world"

the world known to living men : the world of here and now

The dictionary contrasts that with "otherworld"

: a world beyond death or beyond present reality

So, "no longer of this world" then means that the individual has lost connection to the here and now, to present reality.

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